Integrated system are the important processes

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integrated system are the important processes involved in implementation of an ERP System. To device a system with holistic view of enterprise requires integration of isolated piecemeal Information Systems and facilitates seamless flow of information across departmental barriers. In other words, implementation of ERP Systems involves great change in information flow and reporting system. The success depends on support and co-operation of all users and managing the changes. BPR exercise is essential for getting true benefit out of an implementation of ERP package. The main reason is to bring the changes in the physical system, data flow and mindset of the people to effectively utilize its capability of integrating information for the benefit of management decision making. BPR exercise may be divided into different phases as given below: Phase I: Begin Organizational Change Understanding the current state of Organization Assess the need for changes To explain how to bring the changes To project the new dimension in the business To make a document on new organizational structure Phase II: Bringing Re-engineering process Establish BPR Organizational structure Selection of people to be involved in BPR To fix the responsibilities of these people
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282 Phase III: Identify BPR Operations To pinpoint the processes to be re-engineered To assess the potential changes To fix priorities of activities To draw performance matrix To establish business strategies To identify the potential barriers Phase IV: Understanding the existing process To develop the model of current process To understanding the technology currently in use To assess the present flow of information To identify the gaps in the flow of information Phase V: Newly designed model To draw new work flow To define new process steps To describe the new information requirement To assess new technology requirement To assess skill requirement Phase VI: Transformation To develop migration strategy To devise action plan To reallocate workforce To develop training curriculum To ensure smooth change over to new process 24.3.5 BUSINESS MODULES IN AN ERP PACKAGE All ERP packages contain a set of modules. These modules are related to different functional areas like Finance, Manufacturing and Production Planning, Materials Management, Selling and Distribution and so on. These modules in business systems have close relationship. An ERP system takes care the flow of information from different modules and understanding the interactions among them. To avoid data redundancy, data generated from the activity centres are entered and the same data is considered by different modules of the system where the same is relevant for the purpose of understanding the impact of one the other. This is the basis of integration of information. This is the most important feature of an ERP system.
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